Erin Siddall

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Erin Siddall
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EducationBachelor of Media Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Alma materEmily Carr University of Art and Design
University of British Columbia
OccupationVisual artist

Erin Siddall is a visual artist practicing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Most predominantly focussed in photography, it has been seen that Siddall’s work aims to implicate the audience in their process of viewing rather than the subject or object which they view. Siddall’s photographic practice focuses on examining the difficulty of portraying that which is not portrayable. Currently, the artist investigates the history of nuclear energy.[1]


Erin Siddall attended Emily Carr University of Art and Design where she acquired her Bachelor of Media Arts (2011). Siddall then attended the University of British Columbia to pursue her Master of Fine Arts (2017).[2]

Major Shows and Installations


BOMBHEAD was a 2018 exhibition which was held at the Vancouver Art Gallery including various artists analyzing the continuous effects of “the nuclear age” in their work. Curated by John O’Brian, the show combined a myriad of “paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photographs, film and video” works. Artists featured include: Carl Beam, Henry Busse, Blaine Campbell, Bruce Conner, Gregory Coyes, Robert Del Tredici, Wang Du, Harold Edgerton, Gathie Falk, Robert Filliou, Richard Finnie, Betty Goodwin, Adolph Gottlieb, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Robert Keziere, Roy Kiyooka, Bob Light and John Houston, Ishiuchi Miyako, Carel Moiseiwitsch, Bruce Nauman, Andrea Pineiro, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, Mark Ruwedel, John Scott, Erin Siddall, Nancy Spero and Barbara Todd.[3]

Proving ground, vancouver, nevada (2018)

Proving Ground, Vancouver, Nevada was a 2018 public art installation curated by the Burrard Arts Foundation in partnership with Canada Line Public Art Program – InTransit BC. The public installation was paired with sculptural work Doomsday Counter at the Burrard Arts Foundation Gallery as well.[4]

Doomsday counter (2018)

The installation and sculpture focus on uranium glass objects and the different connotations of radiation through time. For Proving Ground, Vancouver, Nevada, Uranium dishes were photographed near the Mercury Test Site in Nevada at old protest locations, and others were photographed in her Vancouver studio with fluorescent lights (when radioactivity is revealed).[5] In Doomsday Counter, the artist warped these dishes with heat, and arranged them in a circle as seen in the photographs.[6]

In the media

External links


  1. Gallery 44. "Erin Siddall". Gallery 44. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  2. Vancouver, 520 East 1st Avenue; Canada, BC V5T 0H2 (2018-03-20). "Erin Siddall | Proving Ground: Nevada, Vancouver | Opening Reception". Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  3. "BOMBHEAD - Announcements - e-flux". Retrieved 2020-03-09.
  4. "Proving Ground, Nevada, Vancouver". Capture Photography Festival. Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  5. "Erin Siddall – Proving Ground, Nevada, Vancouver – BAF". Retrieved 2020-03-11.
  6. "Public Art Insider Series: Erin Siddall – BAF". Retrieved 2020-03-09.

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